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5-day Mont Blanc expedition in Chamonix

Reach the summit of Mont Blanc (4808m) with this 5-day ascent expedition from Chamonix, along IFMGA-certified guide Lluis, climbing Gran Paradiso (4061m) for acclimatization.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration5 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Reach the summit of the highest peak in the Alps and in Western Europe

  • Climb the the top of Gran Paradiso for acclimatization

  • Enjoy spectacular views from the summit of Mont Blanc

Description

Join me on this 5-day expedition and reach the summit of Mont Blanc (4808m), with enough time for acclimatization, climbing Gran Paradiso (4061m) and with a reserve day in case of bad weather. Come climb to the top of the highest peak in the Alps and the highest summit in Western Europe!

This 5-day ascent program maximizes our chances of reaching the summit and it is designed for you to get a good acclimatization to altitude. Please note you need an excellent fitness level to join this ascent as this is a demanding climb. We will have to face low temperatures and altitude differences of up to 1500 meters.

We will meet in Chamonix for equipment check, last minute purchases and for any questions you may have before we start the climb. The next day we will travel to the Gran Paradiso National Park in Italy and approach the Federico Chabod Hut where we will stay overnight.

On the second day, we will climb to the summit of Gran Paradiso (4061m) and return to Chamonix for the night. On the third day, we will ascend to the Gouter o Tête Rousse hut, according to availability, spending the night in a hut.

We will climb to the summit of Mont Blanc on the fourth day. From the top of the mountain, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views. Then, we will descend to Chamonix or to one of the huts, depending on the participant’s level and conditions. There is a reserve day in the program in case of bad weather. Check the day-by-day itinerary below!

If you want to join me on this 5-day Mont Blanc ascent, don’t hesitate to contact me. Book your trip and get ready to climb the highest peak in the Alps.

Details

Accommodation

Mountain hut

Disclaimer

You should keep in mind that the standard program may be subject to change due to security reasons, weather conditions, group level, availability of spots in huts, etc.

Meeting point

We will meet at 7 PM at the Church Square of Chamonix, next to the tourist office, or we may change the meeting point and define it a few days before the activity


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Itinerary

Day 0: Chamonix

Meeting in Chamonix. Answering questions, last minute purchases, equipment check, etc.

Day 1: Chamonix - Gran Paradiso National Park (Italy) - Federico Chabod Hut

Travel by vehicle to the chosen area to acclimatize and approach the refuge where we will spend the night. The hut is located in the Gran Paradiso National Park (Italy). It has showers, bar service and quality food.  Pont – Breuil car park (1950 m) to Federico Chabod Hut(2750m).

Elevation: + 800m / Distance: 5.3km /Hiking time: 1h 50’

Day 2: Gran Paradiso ascent (4061m) - Chamonix

Ascent to Gran Paradiso 4061m and return to Chamonix where we will spend the night.
• Federico Chabod Shelter (2750m) to the top of Gran Paradiso (4061m) + 1311m
• Top of Gran Paradiso (4061m) to the Pont Breuil car park (1950 m) through the shelter. – 2111m
• Elevation: + 1311m – 2111m
• Distance: 6.1km
• Hours: 4-5h
• Descent: 11km; 4-5h

Day 3: Ascent to Goûter or Tête Rousse refuge

Ascent to the Goûter or Tête Rousse refuge, according to availability of places in the shelters.
• Bellevue (1790m) to the Nid d’Aigle (2372m) + 582m rack railway station (this section is usually done with the train)
• Nid d’Aigle (2372m) to the Tête Rousse Refuge (3167m) + 795m
• R. Tete Rousse (3167)m to R. Goûter (3815m) + 650m
• Elevation: + 1539m from 2372m to 3846m (plus + 582m if we leave Bellevue on foot)
• Distance: 5km
• Duration: Nid DAigle a Gouter from 4 to 6h

Day 4: Mont Blanc summit (4894m)

Ascent to the Mont Blanc summit (4808m) and descent to Chamonix or to one of the two huts. According to the level of the participants and the snow and weather conditions.

• R. Goûter (3815m) to the Dome of Goûter (4304m) + 487m
• Dome of Goûter (4304m) to R. Vallot (4362m) + 58m
• R. Vallot (4362m) to the summit of Mont Blanc (4810m) + 448m
• Elevation: + 1057m from 3846m to 4810m
• Distance: 8.5km
• Climbing time: 3-5h to the top
• Descent: 4-6h to the Nid d’Aigle rack railway station

Day 5: Reserve Day in case of bad weather


Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Helmet

Goggles

Sunglasses

Crampons

Ice Axe

Harness

Backpack

Water bottle


About the guide

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I’ve been practicing mountain activities for more than 30 years.

I feel true passion for all mountain activities: Ice climbing, rock climbing, mountaineering and ski touring.

This passion and accumulated experience was what encouraged me to become a professional mountain guide with an international IFMGA / UIAGM credential.

I love my work and I feel deep respect for nature. I am a happy, sociable and optimistic person.

I currently reside in Chamonix during winter, spring and summer.

My biggest motivation is to make my clients live a unique and satisfying experience.



Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1700 each

Group of 2

EUR 950 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal Insurance

Price details

Included: Civil liability insurance, personal insurance, Guiding fee, safety collective gear // Not included: personal expenses, accommodation, drinks and meals, gear rental, lift tickets, etc. The price does not include guide´s expenses (accommodation, drinks, meals, lift tickets, etc).

Gear can be rented from Chamonix at around 140 Euros for 5 days. (Crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet, mountaineering boots)

and everything that is not included in the included section


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